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CVE-2003-0885 Detail

Description

Xscreensaver 4.14 contains certain debugging code that should have been omitted, which causes Xscreensaver to create temporary files insecurely in the (1) apple2, (2) xanalogtv, and (3) pong screensavers, and allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/31/2003

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.4 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)

This issue did not affect the versions of Xscreensaver as distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41253 Exploit Patch Vendor Advisory
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=182286 Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:xscreensaver:xscreensaver:4.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2003-0885
NVD Published Date:
12/31/2003
NVD Last Modified:
09/05/2008